Study: Less Ammo Fragmentation Today in Muzzleloading Rifles

Study: Less Ammo Fragmentation Today in Muzzleloading Rifles

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Modern components and technology in muzzleloader ammunition may be helping reduce or eliminate fragmentation in game animals compared to high-velocity rifle bullets.

A new study found that traditional bullets for muzzleloading rifles and black powder rifle cartridges fragment less upon impact and may leave far fewer lead fragments in game than a modern high-velocity rifle bullet.

Modern components and technology in muzzleloader ammunition, such as this bullet from Federal Premium,20 may be helping reduce or eliminate fragmentation in game animals compared to high-velocity rifle bullets.

The findings suggest that hunters using those styles of guns may have a…



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